Dubai’s population comprises of more than 2 million Indians and therefore, here you can find the best flavors of India, as the aromas of Indian cuisine has beautifully mingled with the cosmopolitan environment of Dubai. Here you can select from a wide range of Indian flavors like foods from Malabar coastal region, Punjab, Chettinad, Lucknow, Hyderabad. There are many varieties of Indian restaurants all over in the city, luxury hotels, Malls which carries the richness & legacy of ancient heritage and therefore whenever you are traveling to Dubai, then go for Indian Food tour to cherish Indian feast & celebrate your special moments. Presenting you the Mini Guide to Indian Restaurants in Dubai.
The list of Indian restaurants in Dubai is endless but I have picked a few of them which I have tried personally many times with my family and friends.
Mini Guide to Indian Restaurants In Dubai | Must try food in Dubai
MAHARAJA BHOG – A perfect style of royal feast and served with lots of love. Thali style of eating with many varieties of delicacies and here flavors of Rajasthan and Gujarat are dominating the food scene.
LOCATION – Discovery Gardens & Al Karama (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5543459 & +971 4 3964744
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 90
WHY MAHARAJA BHOG – Pure Vegetarian, Food is served with love, Lots of varieties starting from starters to desserts in one Thali(plate), Affordable rates.
USHNA – A fine Dining restaurant in Souk Madinat Jumeirah is perfect for romantic dinners. USHNA means warmth and therefore dining here reflects passion and warmth. Served with love, the classical Indian cuisine in a contemporary style. Here you will find North Indian food.
LOCATION – Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Madinat Jumeirah (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 368 6506
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 280
WHY USHNA – Very delicious Food, Welcoming Staff, Rich, and Fine Dining, Located at one of the famous tourist attractions.
GAZEBO– A Royal Indian Journey in Dubai which serves excellent North Indian, Mughlai cuisine. The Gazebo is an award-winning restaurant with its unique Biryani with full of delightful aromas. The descendants of Bawarchi’s and Rakabdars ( chefs in Mughals households) are recreating amazing dishes using 200 years old recipes.
LOCATION – There are many branches of it all over UAE, but I have tried in JLT Branch (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5269321
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 130
WHY GAZEBO – Warm Hospitality by welcoming Staff, Amazing aromas and delicious food, Beautiful Ambiance with lots of seating place with outdoor and indoor areas.
CALICUT NOTEBOOK RESTAURANT – Calicut (Kozhikode) is located on the Malabar coast of India and so as the name suggests, you will find pure Malabar coastal style of Indian cuisine here. Though the location of the restaurant is not great you must try it for tasting Keralite cuisine.
LOCATION – There are many branches of it all over UAE, but I have tried in Al Barsha Branch. (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 3549166
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 85
WHY CALICUT NOTEBOOK – Traditional Malabari cuisine, Affordable rates, vegetarian can also get many varieties here
INDIA PALACE RESTAURANT – An award-winning restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine with rich royal interiors. Here you will find finest of Mughlai and North Indian flavors.
LOCATION – They have many branches all over the city. I have tried this one – Bahar 10, The Walk, JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residences). (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 4370279
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 175
WHY INDIA PALACE RESTAURANT – Royal Hospitality, very Delicious Food like Kebabs, Curries & special Biryanis, Located very close to tourist attraction.
ZAFRAN – North Indian style cuisine which offers superb views of Dubai Marina. Classy, modern interiors with delicious food served with beautiful views. Read my full review of Zafran by clicking this.
LOCATION – Ground Level, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 399 7357
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 180
WHY ZAFRAN – Dining with super views, delicious food.
PURANMAL – A savory & Indian sweets(Mithai) restaurant shop with around 18 outlets in the city. I have tried the Discovery Garden one and so referring that to you all. If you love Indian sweets(Mithai), savory snacks (Namkeens), Indian Street food (Chaats) then go for this. They also provide delicious Indian breakfast early in the morning.
LOCATION – They have 18 outlets but I am reviewing for Building No. 8, Discovery Gardens (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5260710
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 100
WHY PURANMAL – Pure vegetarian, Many varieties of Indian sweets, snacks, savory items and street food options, Breakfast is great here.
RAJDHANI STREET – A pure vegetarian restaurant where Indian food is served with a fusion of western style. Flavors from Maharashtra, Gujarat & Rajasthan are seen prominent here. Read my full review of Rajdhani Street by clicking this.
LOCATION – Platinum Tower, Cluster I, JLT (Jumeirah Lake Towers). (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5269336
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 110
WHY RAJDHANI STREET – a Unique fusion of Indian & western cuisine, Beautiful presentation of food, Innovative dishes with unique varieties & Pure vegetarian.
YELLOW CHILLI BY SANJEEV KAPOOR – Signature dishes by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor are served here. In this restaurant, you can have a gastronomy tour of India as you can taste flavors from Dhaba style (Highway eateries) to signature dishes of 5-star hotels.
LOCATION – There are 5 outlets in the city in which I have tried this – CLUSTER U, Jumeirah Lake Towers – JLT (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5260499
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 150
WHY YELLOW CHILLI – Signature dishes designed by celebrity chef himself and many varieties.
PEPPERMILL – This restaurant presents magical dishes which evolved in India during many rules & invasions from colonial eras. Unique dishes evolved in the history of Indian cuisine during many rules and Peppermill offers you with inventive recipes by incorporating new ideas to age-old recipes. Read my full review of PepperMill by clicking this.
LOCATION – Located at 2 places in Dubai Mall & Dubai Festival City mall. I have reviewed for – Level 1, Waterfront, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Festival City. (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 2881587
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 205
WHY PEPPERMILL – Dining with super views of Laser /Musical fountains show, Very delicious food, Magical flavors of spices, Located nearby tourist attraction.
GHARANA – Traditional Indian food from royal households which are classified into Punjab, Rajasthan, Lucknow, and Hyderabad. You can enjoy food with live Indian songs and Music Band. Read my full review of Gharana by clicking this.
LOCATION – Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road, Barsha (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5260704
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 250
WHY GHARANA – Live Entertainment with Dinner, Singers singing to your favorite Bollywood Tunes, Ghazals and Sufi Music.
BOMBAY BRASSERIE, TAJ DUBAI – Dine authentic Indian food prepared by selected chefs in royal ethnic interiors and top of that you get an unobstructed view of the tallest building of the world – The Burj Khalifa. A classy artistic style of bar, live open kitchen, vibrant colorful interiors are perfect for sophisticated and fashionable dinner choice.
LOCATION – 4th Floor, Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 4383222
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 425
WHY BOMBAY BRASSERIE – Dining with super views of Burj Khalifa, delicious food, Highly Hospitable staff as they make your special moments more lovelier. It is a Taj’s(reputed hotel brand) signature restaurant.
MUMTAZ MAHAL INDIAN SPECIALITY RESTAURANT – An award-winning restaurant located in historic lanes of the city is serving classy north Indian style cuisine. As the name suggests Mumtaz, you can see paintings and glimpses of Taj Mahal in every corner of this restaurant. This restaurant offers live entertainment in the form of Bollywood songs and dances in the evening with dinner.
LOCATION – Arabian Courtyard Hotel, Al Fahidi Street, Meena Bazaar (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 3519111
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 200
WHY MUMTAZ MAHAL– Live Entertainment and if you love Indian Bollywood songs(both old & new), Ghazals, Sitar Players with classical music too, then try this. Located at the historic center of the city. Authentic Mughlai interiors.
EXOTICA- A small quirky, lakeside facing Indo-Chinese restaurant which serves North Indian food and Chinese food(in Indian style) welcomes you with polite staff. It has outdoor and indoor seating with the Chinese style of interiors.
LOCATION – Lake Level, Platinum Tower, Cluster I – Jumeirah Lake Towers(JLT) (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5260388
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 125
WHY EXOTICA – Warm Hospitality, Very Delicious and Spicy Food.
TIPS TO BE CONSIDERED – MINI GUIDE TO INDIAN RESTAURANTS IN DUBAI
- It is better to book tables in advance, especially on weekends to avoid huge rush and queue.
- Some restaurants have Valet Parking, so call them before.
- There are a lot of spices in Indian cuisine and so before ordering check with your waiter for Very spicy, Medium(Normal) Spicy and Less Spicy.
- You can find a lot of vegetarian varieties in all Indian Restaurants as vegetarianism is very common in Indian lifestyle.
- For Fine Dining restaurants category, check deals on Groupon or Entertainer. They offer discounts to many credit cards also.
Now, my Mini-Guide to Indian Restaurants in Dubai is not complete and more and more restaurants would be adding to this list…… Keep reading……
I would love to hear all your experiences about your favorite Indian restaurants in Dubai. So what is your favorite Indian restaurant in Dubai?
NOTE – This is not a sponsored post and I have paid everywhere for all of my dining experiences. Being a vegetarian, I have tried only vegetarian food in these restaurants and presenting my reviews based on this.
So, until then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………
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